July 17, 2014 |
THERE WAS A time, said Brother Gerry Molyneaux, FSC, that the Negro League all-star showcase drew as many fans last night's All-Star Game. "They used to have 50,000 or so show up at [Chicago's] Comiskey Park," said Molyneaux, who teaches in La Salle University's communication department. Baseball - and sports in general - is one of Molyneaux's favorite pastimes. This summer he has teamed up with 21-year-old communication major Tom MacLeod on a project studying films dealing with racism in sports.
July 16, 2014 |
THE CUBICLES in Sean Burke's office were quiet as the day was ending. You could faintly hear the middle-class Americans punching out after a long day's work, one by one. And as Burke was finishing what was going to be another boring day, in a dreary summer, he heard something. Bzzzzt. Bzzzt. His phone vibrated at his desk at 4:30 p.m. It was the Boston College football team. Burke careened from his workspace and minutes later, he was seen gleefully leaving the building. The Eagles had offered the walk-on junior linebacker-turned-fullback a scholarship.
July 11, 2014 |
JACK MOORE was working in a paper factory after his Overbrook High days were over. He wanted to get right into the workforce rather than continue his education. He quickly realized that academia might be the way to go after all. "When I finished high school, my plan was not to go to college," Moore said. "I really did not have an interest in it. After working in a paper factory that summer, working 8 to 10 hours a day, and for the pay I was getting and being tired from the heavy lifting, I reconsidered.
July 10, 2014 |
Hot basketball prospect Derrick Jones of Archbishop Carroll will begin a three-week tour Wednesday through the July recruiting period. The 6-foot-6 wing will be among 100 players at Philadelphia University for the four-day Reebok Breakout Challenge. Games begin Wednesday at 5 p.m., the start of the NCAA's live period that allows college coaches to evaluate recruits in person. Jones is an ESPN.com five-star recruit who will be a senior in the fall. He has received offers from Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and Syracuse, among others.
July 9, 2014
ROMAN CATHOLIC point guard Tony Carr received an offer from Temple, he informed the Daily News yesterday. Carr, a rising junior for the Cahillites, also holds an offer from La Salle. Carr, currently ranked as a four-star prospect and a top-100 player in the nation by many scouting services, is a guard who can control the game's tempo, hit the perimeter shot and is developing as a scorer. With Rashann London moving on to Drexel from Roman, the 6-1, 160-pound Carr looks to make immediate impact next season in the Catholic League.
July 8, 2014 |
AS TIME SLOWLY ticked off the clock hanging on the wall adjacent to Amar Stukes, his nerves weren't getting any calmer. Stukes tried to go unnoticed in his 9 a.m. history class, his first ever at La Salle University last year during his redshirt freshman year. He sat quietly. He refused to raise his hand. And as the clock continued to tick, Stukes sat there, embarrassed and uncomfortable. With a year before he could touch a hardwood basketball court, before he could don his golden jersey and Explorers gear, he couldn't figure out how to stop shaking in class.
July 4, 2014
The La Salle men's basketball team will begin the 2014-15 season Nov. 15 with a home game against Colgate. The team released its nonconference schedule Wednesday. Nov. 15 Colgate, 3 p.m. Nov. 18 At Quinnipiac Nov. 22 St. Peter's Nov. 25 St. Francis (N.Y.) Nov. 28-29 Barclays Center Classic: Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Rutgers Dec. 3 Villanova Dec. 6 Temple* Dec. 13 At Drexel Dec. 16 American Dec. 20 At Towson Dec. 23 At Hofstra Dec. 30 Penn Times TBA. Home games, in bold, at Tom Gola Arena.
June 20, 2014 |
JOE PARISI was a senior at La Salle University, finishing up a practice teaching assignment at North Catholic when he was intercepted by then-baseball coach Larry Conti. "He said, 'What are you doing after school?' " Parisi recalled yesterday as he watched the Phillies in his office. "I said, 'Nothing.' He said, 'You're coaching JV baseball.' And that's how I started coaching. " Well, after 28 years as the head Explorer in charge at La Salle High, Parisi has decided to retire, citing a multitude of reasons.
June 20, 2014 |
ANN FORD's ambition was to see her two children get started on the kind of loving relationships that she had enjoyed in her own 34-year marriage. Her children, Sarah and Kenneth, had weddings scheduled for this month and in August. Ann, suffering from terminal cancer, was told she would never live to see either happen. But you don't want to bet against a mother's love and determination. When Sarah married Thomas Leonard on June 14 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Fairmount, her mother was there - not in person, but she was able to watch the proceedings on an iPad and was certainly there in spirit.
June 16, 2014 |
"Not No. 2, not No. 3, not No. 4, not No. 5 . . . No. 1, baby!" That's what senior outfielder Grant Latran shouted while he and his Devon Prep baseball teammates accepted their first-place medals Friday night at Penn State's Medlar Park at Lubrano Field. With a dramatic finish, the Tide nipped previously undefeated Elk County Catholic, 2-1, to capture their first PIAA Class A state championship. The winning run came in the bottom of the ninth inning, with Chris Bauers stealing third base and, after the throw from home got past Elk County Catholic's third baseman, popping up and dashing to the plate.